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  1. Older Smokers With Migraines and Added Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migrai

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  2. Low-Nicotine Cigs Won't Necessarily Help Quitting

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds. "We don't know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine conte

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  3. Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking. The study defined a very light habit as smoking five or fewer cigaret

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  4. Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia

    July 10, 2015 -- People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in Lancet Psychiatry says. Experts at King's College London say that although links have been noted before between tobacco use and psychosis, there

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  5. Flavored Cigs Still Popular Online Despite Ban

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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  6. Smoking and Major Cancer Deaths in Those Over 35

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,00

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  7. Many Think E-Cigs Will Help Them Quit Smoking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey. "Vapers"

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  8. Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests. "Roughly 18 percent of Americans smoke regularly -- a percentage that hasn't chang

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  9. Some May Be 'Hardwired' for Quit-Smoking Success

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of smokers who manage to quit may be "hardwired" for success, a new study suggests. The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the

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  10. Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty -- a heart blood vessel-opening procedure -- have better outcomes, a new study finds. Quitting smoking was associated with less chest pain and better quality of life, re

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